Wenatchee Wild Leave Friday for RBC Cup in Chilliwack


Wild Prepare for Chilliwack Chiefs in RBC Cup

WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee Wild head out tomorrow morning for Chilliwack to start play in the RBC Cup Saturday. The two teams met twice this season, with the home team winning for both sides.

The first meeting was October 6th as the Wild began a three-game road swing through Canada, dropping a heartbreaker to the Chiefs 4-3 and allowing the game-winning goal with 17-seconds left in regulation. The second meeting was the day after Thanksgiving at the Town Toyota Center. Wenatchee came away with a 4-2 victory.

Chilliwack, who finished the season .500 and were bounced out of the playoffs in a seven game series with Prince George, haven’t played a game since March and, according to Arch Ecker on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this morning, have had some upheaval on their staff:

Wenatchee players Austin Park and AJ Vanderbeck and Wild Coach Bliss Littler all know the Chiefs will be ready to play…

Saturday’s game in the round-robin RBC Cup Tournament starts at 7 o’clock at Prospera Centre. Here you also see the rest of Wenatchee’s schedule for next week in Chilliwack.

Hockey Night Features Game 4 of Doyle Cup Tonight

Speaking of the Wild, it’s Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel tonight…
We’ll feature Game 4 of the Doyle Cup with Wenatchee at Spruce Grove. It all starts tonight at 7 o’clock. And, by the way, we’ll feature Wenatchee’s Doyle-Cup-Clinching Game 5 tomorrow at 7 here on the NCWLIFE Channel as well.

Tennis, Soccer, Track and Baseball on Sports Schedule

On the prep schedule for today…
The Caribou Trail League Tennis Championships get underway at Harmony Me Tennis Courts in Chelan today at 2 o’clock.

Eastmont and Wenatchee boys and girls track squads are at Zaepfel Stadium today for a meet, hosted by Eisenhower. It starts at 4 o’clock.

The Caribou Trail League District Baseball Tournament gets underway today with Cascade traveling to Okanogan at 4:30.

And, Brewster and Bridgeport play for the CTL/CWB District Championship today in the Apple Bowl tonight at 6pm.

Nicasio Blows Lead in 8th, Allowing 4-Runs in 5-2 Loss

One night after James Paxton’s no-hitter, the Mariners blew one in Toronto, falling to the Blue Jays 5-2…
Heading into the bottom of the eighth leading 2-1, Juan Nicasio entered the game on the mound as the third reliever, trying to hold the lead. Nicasio could only get one batter out, and by the time he exited, Toronto had plated four runs on five hits. Jean Segura had a good night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with an RBI-double. Seattle will try to bounce back today with another 4:07 start as Mike Leake takes the mound against J.A. Happ.